These last few weeks have been quite busy/stressful. I began my quest, some would call it, to begin making art as a means to make a living. To me it is a constant weighing of pro’s, con’s, possibilities, time, and money. I’m always pondering whether I should get a ‘real job’ to prepare for the next semester of school, cushion money, because so far I haven’t made much of anything on my work.
On the other hand, I don’t want to get a ‘real job’ because I know I won’t be as motivated and my interest and participation in the art world will decline… a lot. Another benefit of this whole adventure is that I’ve learned so many things they don’t teach you in art school. They don’t teach you the business side of art, how to actually make it off your art. I have learned things my peers won’t learn until they graduate and say “oh crap, what do I do now”
Either way, I think I’m going to stick with it for a little while longer, have to have patience with things you know? I have some opportunities coming up and I don’t want to miss them because I have a 3 second attention span and constantly need instant gratification. sigh
I hope I’m taking the ‘right’ path.